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Josephine County reports second coronavirus-related death

Public health officials said that the 33-year-old man died on July 29 after testing positive earlier in the month.

Posted: Jul 31, 2020 3:05 PM
Updated: Jul 31, 2020 3:15 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Public health officials in Josephine County announced a second coronavirus-related death, one of the youngest people to die from the virus in the state of Oregon since the pandemic began.

According to Josephine County Public Health, the 33-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 on July 18 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. He was transferred on the same day to the Intensive Care Unit at Asante Rogue Regional in Medford.

The man died at the hospital on July 29. Josephine County Public Health said that he had underlying conditions.

"This individual was not a resident of Josephine County, but was traveling through Josephine County when tested," the agency said. "As he did not return to his area of residence for treatment, the patient was considered an Active Case for Josephine County."

Josephine County marked the first death attributed to coronavirus in southern Oregon, an 81-year-old man, on April 10. Since then, a woman in her 70s has died in Klamath County, and Jackson County reported the death of a 65-year-old man earlier this week.

There were 101 total confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Josephine County as of Friday morning, 42 of which are considered active.

"Josephine County’s total case count now includes several individuals who are not residents of Josephine County but will live in Josephine County for the duration of their illness," officials said on Friday. "This week Josephine County Public Health was able to identify four such individuals who were previously assigned to other counties. Those individuals were added to the number of total Josephine County cases over the past week."

This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.

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